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Daily Mail - Great Britain

Jihadi John’s brother ‘was a member of so-called Muslim mafia at school’

Omar Emwazi – whose older brother Mohammed was exposed as the infamous ISIS killer – is said to have supported Sheikh Khalid Yasin, who was lauded by Lee Rigby killer Michael Adebowale.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 11:02 am

Give shoplifters softer sentences if they steal from top stores – Labour MP: David Lammy says luxury shops such as Fortnum and Mason can absorb losses

The London mayoral candidate wants the law to be changed so the seriousness of shoplifting is decided by the impact on the victim – rather than the monetary value of the item stolen.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:29 am

Porn is not sexy, says Radio 4’s Garvey: Woman’s Hour host says viewing films in preparation for discussion left her shocked and upset

Jane Garvey, 50, has revealed she was left ‘upset’ after watching hours of hardcore pornography in preparation for the Radio 4 show’s latest debate.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:14 am

Damning report reveals mistakes at every level of NHS

Today’s report is expected to conclude that between 2004 and 2011 there were a series of missed chances at every level, from Furness General Hospital in Barrow to the Department of Health.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 9:40 am

British plane spotters thrown in Fujairah jail in Dubai

Conrad Clitheroe, 54, and Gary Cooper, 45, were stopped by police after they were seen writing down aircraft registration numbers at Fujairah Airport.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 9:17 am

ISS photographs shows its incredible size during weekend spacewalk

The image was revealed on Twitter by Baltimore-born astronaut Terry Virts. It shows his commander, Butch Wilmore, laying cables on Sunday to prepare the ISS for future ‘space taxis’.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 9:17 am

England’s Adam Johnson arrested on suspicion of having sex with 15-year-old girl

The mother of Johnson’s girlfriend Stacey Flounders says her daughter and the Sunderland winger were ‘absolutely still together’ after he was held at his £1.8million County Durham home.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 8:42 am

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC - Great Britain

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

Theories abound over murder that shocked Moscow

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:55 am

Smacking ban to be put to the vote

A vote on whether smacking children should be banned in Wales takes place in the assembly later.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:45 am

Europe’s environment – good news and bad

EU struggling to protect soil and wildlife

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:11 am

Russia restricts Nemtsov mourners

Several EU politicians and Russia’s opposition leader are barred from attending the funeral of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 9:45 am

Russia country profile

Provides an overview of Russia, including key events and facts about this major world power

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 8:15 am

‘Monitoring deal’ on Ukraine truce

Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 4:37 am

VIDEO: The art rescued from Nazi looters

The 50-year fight to recover paintings looted by the Nazis

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 2:40 am

NPR - United States

What’s At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?

The battle to retake Tikrit could say a lot about what happens next in the region. Renee Montagne talks to Vali Nasr, dean of the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:44 am

Advised By Iran’s Military, Iraqi Forces Launch Effort To Retake Tikrit

Tikrit, home town to Saddam Hussein, had been captured last year by the group that calls itself the Islamic State, or ISIS. The new military offensive is relying heavily on support from Iran.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:37 am

Controverisal Netanyahu Speech Is Latest Glitch In U.S.-Israel Relations

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday. The speech highlights differences between the U.S. and Israel on how to stop Iran from going nuclear.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:03 am

In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

A disused church in the northern English town of Bolton has been transformed into a community center where all are welcome. It’s the product of years of effort and difficult discussions.

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 8:46 am

Britain’s Muslims Still Feel The Need To Explain Themselves

Many young Muslims say they feel part of their communities in Britain but have to deal with a range of misconceptions.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 9:58 pm

Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of ‘Smart Cities’

A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but it also helps collect data that makes the municipality run more efficiently.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 9:58 pm

How ‘Flower Beds’ Give Love And Lentils To Moms And Babies

When mothers need day care for their children, the best person to turn to might be another mother. That’s the lesson of the new cooperative nurseries in an Indian state.

Posted on 2 March 2015 @ 9:51 pm

The Jerusalem Post - Israel

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Voice of America - US Government

Kerry, Zarif Continue Nuclear Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met again Tuesday in the latest round of talks aimed at finding a framework agreement to ensure Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful.

The talks in Montreux, Switzerland, were the second in as many days for the diplomats, as they work on the details of curbing Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for relief from sanctions that have hurt the country’s economy.

Kerry and Zarif are expected to…

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 10:18 am

India, Pakistan Renew Talks

India’s foreign secretary met with his Pakistani counterpart Tuesday in Islamabad for the first high-level talks between the rival neighbors since relations broke down late last year.

Cameras captured India’s Subrahmanyan Jaishankar and Pakistan’s Aizaz Chaudhry smiling as they shook hands and spoke along with delegations from each country.

Jaishankar was also expected to meet with Sartaj Aziz, the foreign affairs and national security adviser for Pakistani Prime Minister…

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 9:32 am

South Korea Criticizes US Official’s Comments on ‘Comfort Women’

South Korean politicians and media have criticized recent comments by a senior U.S. official, saying she appeared to be taking sides with Japan in historical and other disputes with its neighbors South Korea and China.

Wendy Sherman, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, told a Washington conference on Friday that disputes over history, including the issue of comfort women who were forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II, were major obstacles to…

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 8:30 am

Thousands Homeless After Manila Predawn Fire

Thousands of families were left homeless on Tuesday after a large fire swept through a shanty community in downtown Manila, burning down houses made of light materials.

Authorities said the fire broke out on Monday night and lasted for more than 12 hours as it quickly swept through the neighborhood.

No casualties were reported.

Some residents on Tuesday returned to their burnt homes and tried to salvage what was left of their belongings.

“When I looked outside, I saw people…

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 8:24 am

Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Remembered at Moscow Ceremony

Mourners on Tuesday paid respects to Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, the fierce Moscow critic who was gunned down just steps away from the Kremlin last week.

Friends and family carrying red flowers shuffled by the open casket of the 55-year-old Nemtsov, whose body is lying in state at the Andrei Sakharov rights center in Moscow.

Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was among the Russian delegates at the ceremony. U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft also attended, as did…

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 7:36 am

China to Hold Parade, Invite Leaders to Mark World War II Anniversary

China will hold a military parade this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and invite the leaders of major countries involved in the war to attend, the foreign ministry said, events probably aimed at Japan.

Sino-Japan relations have long been poisoned by what China sees as Japan’s failure to atone for its occupation of parts of the country before and during the war, and Beijing rarely misses an opportunity to remind its people and the world of this.

In the…

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 7:04 am

Netanyahu to Press Iranian Nuclear Concerns in US Congress Speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to again press his opposition to the ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program as he delivers an address Tuesday to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress.

The Israeli leader has long portrayed a nuclear-armed Iran as an existential threat to his country and criticized what he says are too many concessions by a group of world powers at the talks.

Ahead of the Congressional address, which arose from an unusual invitation…

Posted on 3 March 2015 @ 6:25 am


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